52 Roasted

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by nopicknick, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. nopicknick

    nopicknick Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Visited my favorite guitar store Blues Angel in Pensacola yesterday. Was looking for a nice tele, but open to other stuff as well. I really like Eastman guitars, and they have a nice selection right now. My SB59V is one of the best guitars I have ever had. So another Eastman would be just fine with me. My choice was a tele though for me and my daughter to enjoy. All the American Professional Series were nice although I did not plug anything in. Just sat playing acoustically.

    They had a 52 roasted that was out of my price range, but I live about an hour and a half away. So I wanted to at least see what it played like. As soon as the guy handed it to me I knew the neck was perfect. Sat down and checked all the normal stuff....string alignment, neck curve, neck pocket. Played it for about 5 minutes never plugging it in. Jim the owner walked up and ask about my wife and kids. I then told him I absolutely loved the feel of this neck, but the guitar was a little more than what I wanted to spend.

    We talked more at the counter now, and he ended up offering a terrific deal that I could not turn down. Drove home, put heavier strings on, and raised the action while watching the Olympics. No need to adjust the big neck at all....no movement. Then I plugged into an amp for the first time...lol. Outstanding to say the least. Everything is perfect including the three non compensated brass saddles. What a great guitar, and fine people to deal with too.

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  2. The Ballzz

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    What could be better than a guitar you love, at a price you're comfortable with?
    Not Much!:cool:
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    beauty of a guitar....enjoy it
     
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    Much guitar love to you and yours. Happy 52 day. ;)
     
  5. mimmo

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    Nice story and VERY nice guitar!
    I really dig the roasted look. Could you please post a pic og the whole guitar?
    Enjoy your new 52!
     
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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    I'm jealous !
     
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    Awesome Telecaster! Awesome Jim! They have 10-46 strings from the factory. What did you go with when you said heavier strings?
     
  8. nopicknick

    nopicknick Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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  9. nopicknick

    nopicknick Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I prefer 12-49 so I buy 11's and a single 12....this guitar is exceptional. Thanks for responding.
     
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  10. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for the pictures.
    I can't believe it: recently I have bought two AV Fenders and this thing gives me GAS!
    Look at the grain.. I am very happy for you. Play it in good health!
     
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    rodger Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful! I bought one from Elderly in December. It is the best Tele that Fender has made in a long time, IMO.

    I found the amplified sound is really incredible. Love the Vintage 52 pickups.

    Play it in good health!
     
  12. Crobbins

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    Congrats. Nice looking Tele.
     
  13. ksargent

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    Beautiful guitar - and nice to see another BAM customer on the forum. I live in Pensacola and have been doing business with Jim and his staff since they opened 20 years ago. They are wonderful people.

    Enjoy!
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    Sweet looking guitar, congrats! I need to get me a maple neck tele soon, heck , even a strat !
     
  15. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    That is a great looking Tele!
     
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    I want this Tele and I want it now!
     
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    Wow, enjoy that beautiful thing!
     
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    One of the more beautiful I've seen. Fantastic, indeed!
     
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    Love finishes that show off the natural beauty of wood.

    That’s stunning. Congrats !

     
  20. nopicknick

    nopicknick Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Thanks everyone...it really is an incredible guitar.
     
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